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Kunstwerken kopen van de Belgische kunstenaar Danny (Daniël) Matthys

Danny (Daniël) Matthys

Danny (Daniël) Matthys is a Belgian artist, born in Zottegem in 1947. He is a painter, draftsman, sculptor, designer of assemblages, collages and tapestries as well as photographer. He trained as a draftsman-designer at the Textile and Plastics Institute in Ghent, monumental art at Sint-Lucas in Ghent and sculpture at the Academy in Ghent. He works with the most diverse materials. Among other things, he cuts up his own works to make photo mosaics, in which he sometimes also incorporates drawings and painted pieces. In 1974 he became an art teacher at the Municipal Secondary Art Institute in Ghent, in 1980 at the Academy in Ghent. He spent a year and a half in Australia in 1990-1991, a period that can be regarded as a pivotal moment in the life and oeuvre of this artist. Several important mosaics were created in the following years, including in his own small castle residence in Gentbrugge and in a number of private homes. The stylized human figure often appears in these works. The human form is also found in a large number of concrete torsos that he cast in 1994. In 1999, a hundred male busts were placed in staggered order on the facade of the depot space of the S.M.A.K. installed in Ghent. From the press: "Recent work shows that D.M. is not a painter, but a compiler of images. He takes them from the world around him and from his own work. They are transformed and immediately returned in a new context and a new form”, (R. Coenjaerts, 2001) and “The oeuvre of D.M. encompasses very different media such as painting, photography and video, assemblages, sculptures and installations. D.M. is one of the pioneers in Belgium at the end of the 1960s to experiment with new media and his work is shaped in photo series, Polaroid structures and installations with video. We often see structures taking precedence over aesthetic forms, so that the viewer becomes aware of the complexity of looking. At the same time, his images remind us of mosaics, and they refer to the abundance of images and the possibility of image manipulation in current visual culture.' (2010) He exhibits in the S.M.A.K. in Ghent in 1999, in the MuHKA in Antwerp in 2004 and 2006. His work can be found, among other things, in the collection of the Flemish Community. He is mentioned in BAS II and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (piron)
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